R&DE Student Housing is responding to California's water emergency, and we need everyone's assistance.
- We are reducing our landscape irrigation, have turned off our decorative water fountains, and are challenging all of our residents to help us reduce our water usage by 15 million gallons
- Retrofits in student housing have cut water use by about 120 million gallons annually since 2001— a 37 percent reduction, but we all need to contribute to the conservation effort today.
We challenge EVERYONE to:
- Reduce Your Shower Time – Take 2 minutes off your normal shower time, or even better, aim to take a 5 minute shower or less!
- Wash Full Loads of Laundry – In November this year alone students used 1 million gallons of water doing laundry.
- Turn off the Tap and Use the Trickle - Turn off the faucet while you shave or brush your teeth, or while scrubbing dishes and you can save up to 5 gallons a day.
- Report Water Leaks (inside and outside)– Report dripping faucets, shower heads, and sprinklers to fixit.stanford.edu.
- Scrape Your Plate and Avoid Trays - When eating in dining halls, don't use a tray and scrape the food off your plate completely to reduce water used for cleaning.
Other Resources and Opportunities
- Check out the Sustainable Stanford website on the drought, our water supply and what you can further do to reduce usage.
- Review the Student Sustainable Living Guide for other tips on how to conserve water and live sustainably on campus.
- Create a 1-3 minute video on water efficiency by February 18th and win a cash prize. Learn more here.
- Attend the Keys to Sustainability event Friday, February 7 from 1-3 in the West Oak Lounge in Tresidder to meet like minded individuals and groups.
Last modified Thu, 6 Feb, 2014 at 15:00